Gender Recognition and Lived Name Policy

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The GRLN policy requires UC to provide:

  • At least three equally recognized gender options in university information systems — woman, man and nonbinary.
  • An efficient process for current students, faculty and staff, and for UC alumni and affiliates, to retroactively amend their gender designations and lived or preferred names on university-issued documents, including eligible academic documents, and in information systems.

UC’s clear policy requiring identification by a lived or preferred name will relieve a substantial burden on many members of the UC community, including but not limited to individuals who are transgender, whose gender identity differs from that indicated on official documents, who are survivors of abuse and/or trafficking, whose lived or preferred name is a variation or a shortened version of their legal name or those who have married and have had a legal name change but wish to retain the name under which they publish academic works.

The implementation of this policy officially began on Nov. 6, 2020, the day it was issued, and full implementation of the policy and procedures must be completed no later than Dec. 31, 2023. Additional details for our campus will be provided as they are available.

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